Please bear with us while we get this page up and running. We endeavour to use this page to signpost you to resources that can be used through the nursery and school closure.
Play Scotland website offers a lot of resources, ideas and support: https://www.playscotland.org/play/
They have been releasing a series of short films since the start of lockdown which can be viewed on their Twitter page: @PlayScotland or Facebook page: @nationalplayscotland
There is a brilliant film from Maree Todd, MSP, Minister for Children & Young People which can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/223667477759513/posts/2767669630025939/?vh=e or https://twitter.com/playscotland/status/1262687393389449216?s=21
They have created a helpful home play pack to support children and families to play and learn at home, with 101 ways to play: https://www.playscotland.org/parents-families/play-scotland-home-play-pack/
Nursery Closure Social Story
Please use the slideshow to find a useful social story to use with your child to explain why we are not currently in Nursery. Credit at bottom of images.
Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story about Social Distancing
Please find link to YouTube film which has a lovely story and way of explaining what is going on right now for our youngest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_SsZFYw0w
Nursery Sessions – Weekly Scottish Songs for Kids (Thursday’s at 11am)
As some of you will be aware Euan Johnston, who is a Towerbank parent plays regularly for the Towerbank Nursery children. We wanted to share with you that Euan is doing weekly livestreams which our Nursery children are welcome to join in with. The stream will be hosted on Facebook live through the Johnston & Gordon Facebook page.The show will be Thursdays at 11am for about 20 minutes. The show will also remain as a video on their Facebook page after the livestream ends so if you can’t view it live the video will still be there.
EYFS – BBC School Radio
Audio provides ideal resources for Early Learning through stories, music, movement and songs. The content links directly to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and, in particular, helps to foster speaking and listening and movement skills.
Have a go at listening to some of the nursery rhymes. Maybe find one you know or maybe learn a new one?
Invitation to Play – Aberdeen Council
Ideas from Aberdeen Council that have some creative ideas and promote interest in different curricular areas: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63156707/invitation-to-play-pdf
Early Years Activity Library
50 ideas for Early Years activities. Highlights suitable age group, activity length and set up difficulty: https://famly.co/blog/50-eyfs-activities/